Liverpool Denied Penalty in Thrilling Draw with Manchester City

While Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp praised Sunday's thrilling 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester City, calling it the best his team has played against the reigning champions, he was certain his team was robbed a penalty.

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Alexis Mac Allister converted a second-half penalty as Liverpool claimed a point against City at Anfield that left Arsenal top of the table in the tight title race. Liverpool are second on goal difference, while City are third with one point separating the top three teams.

But just before the final whistle, Liverpool were shouting for a penalty in vain when Jeremy Doku challenged Mac Allister in the box, his boot catching the Argentine in the chest.

"He hits him in the chest," Klopp told reporters. "Does it touch the ball earlier? Yes. Does that make any difference, in any position on the field, if your leg is so high? You can hit the ball earlier, and after that the foot is here (Klopp points to his chest) and you go".

The referees disagreed and the VAR did not send the referee to review the decision after verifying it.

"Why does the guy in the VAR room think 'Oh, that's not clear and obvious'? What did he have for lunch if he thinks that's not clear and obvious?"

The manager insisted, however, that he was now over the controversial moment, even if he comes back to bite Liverpool in the league title race.

"I have to talk about this so often, and I don't really care, I'm over it, it's absolutely fine. We'd love to get it, yes, but nothing I say -- at least I learned that -- will change that.

"So we would love to have used one of the huge opportunities that we created. (But) for us, the most important information is that we are right there. So, we went the distance. Let's see what we get for it, but the guys fought so hard. hard for absolutely everything to be there.

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